Centre alumnus becomes Canada's Ambassador for Religious Freedom

The Centre of Canadian Studies wishes to congratulate Dr Andrew Bennett on his appointment by the Canadian Prime Minister as Canada's first Ambassador for Religious Freedom.

Dr Bennett holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. His thesis examined nationalist perspectives on constitutional change in Quebec, Catalonia and Scotland.

While at Edinburgh Andrew Bennett played an active role in the work of the Centre of Canadian Studies, tutoring on its core undergraduate course and contributing to broader community building at the Centre.

Like many graduates associated with the Centre, Dr Bennett has gone on to develop an impressive career.  Currently Dean at Augustine College in Ottawa, Dr Bennett held previous appointments at the Privy Council Office, Export Development Canada and Natural Resources Canada.